ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 19th Jan, 2017 ) : The Standing Committee on Railways deferred a briefing on the Ministry's budgetary proposals relating to the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the financial year, 2017-18 deferred for the next meeting. The meeting was deferred on the request of the Ministry on Thursday which was held at Pak-Secretariat, Islamabad under the chairmanship of Syed Naveed Qamar, MNA. During the meeting the committee was briefed on the frequent / common trains accidents at unmanned Railways crossings in the country occurred during the last three years along with measures taken for the safe operations of trains.
It was also informed that the department had conducted inquiries and fixed responsibilities on the persons / officials who found responsible. The Ministry presented an overview of the budgetary proposals relating to the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the financial year 2016-17 along with its total utilization of budget and year of completion to the Committee. The Committee recommended that the Ministry of Finance may release the funds for the said projects in due time for timely completion of the projects.
Hafiz Abdul Kareem, Sardar Muhammad Irfan Dogar, Rana Zahid Hussain Khan, Mr. Rasheed Ahmad Khan, Dr. Nisar Ahmad Jatt, Mr. Ramesh Lal, Engr. Hamid-ul-Haq Khalil, Mr. Amjad Ali Khan, and Ms. Naseema Hafeez, MNAs attended the meeting. The meeting was also attended by Khawaja Saad Rafique, Minister for Railways and senior officers of the Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform. APP/sra/rn